Beyond the Bytes, December 8, 2016

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December 8th, 2016   recently added Collections … Henry R. Clay, Jr. PapersHenry R. Clay, Jr. is one of the lesser known pilots from WWI, despite his outstanding service. Originally from Missouri, his family moved to Fort Worth, Texas while he started law school at The University of Texas at Austin before signing up for the… Read more »

UNT Libraries Research Fellowships – Apply Now

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The University of North Texas Libraries invite applications for the 2017 Research Fellowships in UNT Special Collections and The Portal to Texas History. Research in our collections is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, fine art, art history, film making, photography, and American studies. We encourage applicants to think… Read more »

Beyond the Bytes, November 30, 2016

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November 30th, 2016   recently added Collections … The Frank Caldwell CollectionThe Caldwell collection contains hundreds of photographs documenting various parts of Texas from about the 1880s through the 1930s. Frank Caldwell (1883-1962), a lifelong resident of Austin, worked as a traveling salesman, but his passion was… (more).   Mildred Schaeffer Zichner Collection The Mildred Schaeffer Zichner… Read more »

Libraries Receive Grant Awards to Digitize Historic Newspapers

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We would like to congratulate libraries in Texas who have received Fall 2016 grant awards to digitize their historic newspapers. The Tocker Foundation supports newspaper digitization for communities with populations below 12,000. This autumn, the Tocker Foundation has awarded the following public libraries with funding to make their newspapers freely available on The Portal to… Read more »

Beyond the Bytes, November 9, 2016

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November 9, 2016   recently added Collections … Anthology: A Student Forum for Prose, Poetry, and the Visual ArtsThe Tarleton State University Anthology publishes poems, short stories, creative non-fiction, scripts, musical scores, art, sculpture, and photographs – basically anything creative that can be scanned for publication… (more).   The K.K. Legett Collection The K.K. Legett… Read more »